Contagion Clasp


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin Uncommon
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret Uncommon
Promo Set Uncommon

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Contagion Clasp


When Contagion Clasp enters the battlefield, put a -1/-1 counter on target creature.

, : Proliferate. (You choose any number of permanents and/or players with counters on them, then give each another counter of a kind already there.)

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Contagion Clasp Discussion

xyr0s on A Modern Take on Kiora (HELP PICK CARDS)

12 hours ago

A few more ways to shuffle your library would make your Courser of Kruphix a lot better (hint: fetchlands shuffle your library).

Other than that: The deck seems like a ramp shell, but there's no real payoff to that. Is that really just to hit 4 mana by turn 3? 'Cause that's all fine. Only problem is that you'll keep drawing ramp, unless you put some more value in the deck.

I'm not really a fan of Gilder Bairn - you have no obvious ways of tapping it, other than attacking, in which case it will be blocked to death first time it attacks. You then get to activate it once, during the attack. End result: one counter on kiora for 6 mana. IMHO that could be done a lot better. Tezzeret's Gambit would also put 1 counter on kiora, but for 3 (or 4) mana. And it would give you more cards. For a deck with a pile of mana, Contagion Clasp might also be used. And you could splash white for Oath of Gideon which both helps stalling and ticking up planeswalkers.

If you build your deck around ticking up planeswalkers, why are you only bringing one planeswalker? What works for ticking up Kiora, the Crashing Wave also works on any given Nissa, garruk (of all the possible garruks, Garruk Wildspeaker seems to be the stronger of them), Jace...

boneknitter on Would Contagion Clasp's "enters the ...

2 days ago

If I have both Saheeli Rai and Contagion Clasp on the battlefield, if I used the second ability of Saheeli Rai to copy Contagion Clasp, would its "enters the battlefield" ability trigger, allowing me to place a -1/-1 counter on another creature? I realize I'm copying an artifact already on the field, but the copy isn't on the field, so I would think it would trigger again.

Firebones675 on Hapatra, The Plague

1 week ago

Blowfly Infestation with Crumbling Ashes is nice.

Proliferate cards like Contagion Clasp, Contagion Engine, Grim Affliction,etc. can also help ensure the spread of your counters.

Quillspike is nice for removing the counters that end up on your own creatures and also forms an infinite combo with Devoted Druid which is already in the deck.

Also since she specifically make's snake tokens, Seshiro the Anointed might be ok but i'm not as sure about that one

ztrainjetsfan on Wither

1 week ago

So Firebones675, what do you think I should change out in order to have Crumbling Ashes and say Contagion Clasp or Contagion Engine in the deck? and what did you think about what Bobby654 said about adding Kulrath Knight

Firebones675 on Wither

1 week ago

Crumbling Ashes is fun with Blowfly Infestation.

Proliferate cards like Contagion Clasp, Contagion Engine, Grim Affliction, or Tezzeret's Gambit (you'd probably have to pay the life but i think it still would be worth it) can also help ensure the spread of your counters.

Quillspike is nice for removing the counters that end up on your own creatures and also forms an infinite combo with Devoted Druid which is already in the deck

Duke.Fleed on -1/1 Counter Madness

3 weeks ago

Ok, I've actually been thinking about Necroskitter for a long time, I think the printing of Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons makes the deck possible. So a deck with Necroskitter to be good I think you need to add green for Melira, Sylvok Outcast and Chord of Calling. This allows you to combo Necroskitter with Black Sun's Zenith.

The deck you currently have isn't bad, I think you ment to put in Nest of Scarabs instead of Scarab Feast. I would say Grim Affliction is too slow, Contagion Clasp instead. -1/-1 counters on their own are not super powerful, that is why having other cards that benefit like Necroskitter, Nest of Scarabs, and Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons. Another interesting card is Crumbling Ashes, allows for easier control of the board. Corrosive Mentor is also fairly interesting.

I think for this deck to survive long enough to get all it's pieces together you need to play some hand hate: Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek, and Duress.

Winterblast on LGS Tribal Challenge - Birds!

4 weeks ago

I would suggest you put in some more stuff that meddles with the counters on the commander. Preferrably cards that are good alone as well and/or can win the game on their own.

For example: Clockspinning - also works well with planeswalkers and the buyback makes an easy infinite combo with Paradox Engine (don't forget to add more mana artifacts!). Isochron Scepter with Dramatic Reversal is a similar method and both cards are great on their own. Contagion Clasp is a nice removal for little creatures and it can help with the commander counters too...very effective with Tezzeret the Seeker .

good planeswalkers for this deck would be Jace, the Mind Sculptor, Elspeth, Knight-Errant, Tezzeret the Seeker and maybe some Ajani or Gideon, because most of the cards for these two guys have some aggro boosts in their abilities.

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